Dimensions of sperm cell modelled as cylinder

Range 40.2 μm length: 0.42 μm radius μm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Devireddy RV, Swanlund DJ, Roberts KP, Pryor JL, Bischof JC. The effect of extracellular ice and cryoprotective agents on the water permeability parameters of human sperm plasma membrane during freezing. Hum Reprod. 2000 May15(5):1125-35. Abstract and p.1126 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID10783365
Method Using previously published data
Comments The human sperm cell was modeled as a long cylinder with length 40.2 µm and a radius of 0.42 µm, which translates to isotonic (initial) sperm cell volume (Vo) of ~22.3µm^3 and effective membrane surface area for water transport (Ac) of ~106µm^2 as reported in the literature (Curry 1996 PMID 8949890 BNID 106852)
Entered by Uri M
ID 106851